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This article was published on June 12, 2018

Netflix and YouTube might be coming to your Nintendo Switch soon

Netflix and YouTube might be coming to your Nintendo Switch soon
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Callum is an Englishman in Amsterdam, but not in the way you're thinking. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He w Callum is an Englishman in Amsterdam, but not in the way you're thinking. He's the Editor of Plugged, TNW's consumer tech vertical. He writes about gear, gadgets, and apps — with a particular focus on Apple — and also makes the occasional odd video. Basically, he's halfway between an abrasive gadget nerd and thinky art boy.

Eagle-eyed Redditor, DevCakes, has spotted that BestBuy listed Netflix and YouTube (alongside the already released Hulu) as available on the Nintendo Switch.

It has since been removed, but you can check out the original screenshot here:

Oh please be true.

Hulu has been available on the Switch since November 2017, but unless you live in the US or Japan, you can’t use it. Even if you live in the one of those markets, Netflix and YouTube are far more popular platforms.

This news – which we dearly hope is true – really should’ve happened some time ago. With many people using their games consoles as entertainment devices, not being able to binge Queer Eye after a Breath Of The Wild session has been a headache for lots of users.

Alongside this, there are also rumors that Fortnite is set to make its Switch debut – so there’s some big software news on the horizon.

These questions will hopefully be answered at Nintendo’s Direct presentation at E3 today. This will take place at 12pm ET (6pm CET) and you can catch it here.

Hopefully, this is the start of more of these services coming to the Switch. I, for one, would love to be able to run Spotify on the device.

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